- Experts have found that high blood sugar levels could increase the chance of dying from COVID-19
- The scientists in China confirmed that COVID-19 patients that have hyperglycemia but do not have diabetes have a higher chance to die
- The experts recommend hospitals to test all COVID-19 patients for glucose levels
- However, other scientists said that the recent study that linked high blood sugar levels to COVID-19 has limitations
A group of researchers in China found out that patients with abnormally high blood sugar levels are more than twice as likely to die from the coronavirus disease.
KAMI learned that scientists confirmed that patients with hyperglycemia but not diagnosed with diabetes have a higher chance to die from COVID-19.
In a report by Philippine Star, the researchers were able to examine the death rates of 605 COVID-19 patients at two hospitals in Wuhan, China.
They also suggested that blood clotting, weakening of blood vessel linings, and overreaction of the immune system could attribute to the higher risk of mortality.
As reported by Agence France-Presse, other experts said that the recent student had some limitations.
"This is a nice report but it is fully in line with expectations. What the authors cannot confirm is whether differential targeting of blood sugar levels in those admitted leads to differences in outcomes,” University of Glasgow Professor Naveed Sattar said.
The coronavirus disease or COVID-19 has greatly affected the people across the globe. More than 12 million have been infected by it globally.
As of July 13, there are now 57,006 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines. There are also 4,300 new patients that recovered today, making it the highest number of recoveries recorded in a day.
Meanwhile, in Bulacan, about nine children aged five to 13 years old tested positive for COVID-19. The children are from San Jose del Monte, Meycauayan, and Marilao.
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